Why is it important that franchise litigators have significant trial experience?

Minneapolis franchise law attorney Kirk Reilly explains why franchise trial lawyers must have lots of litigation experience.

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You know, trial experience helps all lawyers, but in the world of franchise litigation I think it’s particularly important for a couple of reasons. One, the more cases you’ve tried, you realize what you have to do to avoid going to trial. In other words, how to do discovery that means something, that gets the case dismissed or gets the case settled. A lot of younger lawyers have never been through trial. They do so much discovery and a lot of it isn’t needed. You need to figure out what you need to win or to settle on terms your client wants. So the more trials you’ve tried, you so much better understand how to get there and where the off-ramps are.